Posts With The Category: "Mosquitoes"
Mosquitoes are a problem all over the globe; and in Hawaii, they are a year-round problem. They constantly buzz in people's ears, cause annoying reactions when they bite and can transmit some very serious diseases. Insect related human deaths are more likely to be the result of transmission of diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, Zika virus, encephalitis, and the West Nile virus by mosquitoes than any other insect. You can find more information about these mosquito-borne illnesses at the State of Hawaii Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
We're not in the business of scaring people. But, we're not going to lie either. Zika is scary. It is, after all, a virus that can cause microcephaly in unborn children at all stages of pregnancy. If even one child is born with this, it will be one child too many. But what are the chances? Is Zika currently a threat to residents here in Maui? Will it become a threat in the future? All we can do is give you the facts as we know them. It is up to you to determine how much of a threat this virus is.
Mosquitoes are a threat here in Hawaii. Protect yourself and your family.